70 -680 Question for Dual boot - Using Setup.exe or Boot from Windows 7 DVD

testbustertestbuster Member Posts: 16 ■□□□□□□□□□
you have computers running windows Vista, and you need to run dual boot with windows 7 without reducing the size of the partition that contains windows vista.
which action do you perform:

step 1: Add a hard drive to the client computer
Step 2: Lauch a widows 7 installation from within windows vista by using setup.exe
Step 3: Choose Custom installation option during the windows 7 installation

The above is the one recommended. But my answer for step 2, is Boot the client computer from the windows 7 installation media.

I guess both could be right. what do you guys think? Is there a significant difference between these two? Thanks.


  • BloogenBloogen Member Posts: 180 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I would think the end result would be the same as well.
  • ptilsenptilsen Member Posts: 2,835 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Either should work.

    Also, you don't need to add a hard drive. They can be installed on the same partition. It will use more free space on the volume, but it will not reduce the size of the partition.
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  • LamptonLampton Member Posts: 24 ■□□□□□□□□□
    When launching from within Vista or booting to the media I believe there is no difference between the installation media menu's. You'll be able to accomplish the task either way.
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  • testbustertestbuster Member Posts: 16 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks guys. i guess the difference is that running setup.exe from Vista is easier for regular users, so it is a better answer.
  • mr_tech_ukmr_tech_uk Member Posts: 35 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Step 2: Lauch a widows 7 installation from within windows vista by using setup.exe

    You already have the Windows Vista OS installed to performed upgrade to Windows 7 I would select run Setup and choose custom install

    Choose Custom installation option during the windows 7 installation - Suggests you have no OS and you are doing a new clean install

    Just my opinon icon_smile.gif
  • rdfcgvhbjnrdfcgvhbjn Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Step 2. Boot the client from the DVD Media as an engineer you should never choose the easy way to install things but always advanced.

    @Ptilsen you should add an hard drive to the computer although thats what they say in the books and nugget movies.
  • beembeem Member Posts: 5 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Anyone else have a sneaking suspicion Microsoft would mark them both as correct?
  • DEC901DEC901 Member Posts: 48 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Just answer the way Microsoft wants you to answer even if it SEEMS contradictory; especially if you want to get credit for the question.
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